UK COSMETICS REGULATION

UK - SCPN Requirements

Legislation in UK

The UK cosmetics regulation, established post-Brexit, governs the sale of cosmetic products specifically within Great Britain, setting standards independent of the EU. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland continues to adhere to EU regulation (EC No. 1223/2009). The UK’s regulatory framework ensures safety and compliance, reflecting a commitment to maintaining high industry standards.

For businesses aiming to market their cosmetics both in the UK and internationally, understanding these regulations is crucial. Working with Cosmeservice as a partner can facilitate navigating this complex regulatory environment effectively.

How to submit SCPN in the UK?

FAQS

The European Responsible Person (RP) is a mandatory figure in the United Kingdom (UK) cosmetic regulation. They are responsible for ensuring that cosmetic products marketed in the UK comply with the established regulations and requirements. The RP must be established in the UK and is required to fulfill a series of legal obligations, such as maintaining records and being available to the competent authorities.

The British cosmetic legislation applies to any product intended to be used on the human body for aesthetic or personal hygiene purposes, including skincare products, haircare products, nail products, perfumes, makeup, among others.

The British cosmetic legislation applies to any product intended to be used on the human body for aesthetic or personal hygiene purposes, including skincare products, haircare products, nail products, perfumes, makeup, among others.

Manufacturers and distributors of cosmetic products are responsible for ensuring that their products comply with British regulations. Additionally, UK has the obligation to oversee the market and take action in case of non-compliance.

Manufacturers or distributors who do not comply with British regulations can receive sanctions that include fines, product withdrawal from the market, and even legal actions by affected consumers. Additionally, the company’s reputation may be affected, and they may lose customers for not complying with established safety and quality standards.

As soon as you have SCPN notifications, product information file (PIF) and the corresponding distributor, they must designate Cosmetrade SL (us) as responsible person of the products by written mandate. After this moment, the products can be marketed in UK.

The product information file (PIF) has an expiry date of 10 years, after that, if the product continues in the market a new evaluation has to be done in order to update it.

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